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  LONDON 
 London Views 

CUSTOS, Dominicus. [James I and the Spanish Match, with a prospect of London]
Abilltung wie königliche Maistät in Engelandt Die Artickel Dess Spanischen Heyraths Jur: Bekreftiget Anno 1623. Augsburg, c.1623. Coloured. 275 x 325mm. Evidence of a crack in the printing plate (as the example held in the British Museum).
Four scenes: James I signing the Spanish Match treaty in the Chapel Royal; James dining with the Spanish ambassador; James I in procession; and a prospect of London, with the Norman St Paul's Cathedral. In 1614 the Count of Gondomar arrived in London as the Spanish ambassador to the Court of King James, his purpose to stop English privateers attacking Spanish shipping in the Americas and prevent England joining the Thirty Years's War. In return he promised Spain would cease supporting opponents of James's rule in Ireland. To sweeten the deal he proposed the marriage of the Spanish Infanta to Charles, Prince of Wales (later Charles I), promising a dowry of half-a-million pounds. James, who desperately needed money, was enthusiastic, but Parliament refused to accept any deal and James dissolved it in fury. It eventually transpired that the Infanta had no intention of marrying a protestant, and Spain was just stringing out negotiations to stop England entering the war. In 1625 Charles married Henrietta Maria of France instead. BRITISH MUSEUM: 1870,1112.212.
[Ref: 18200]    £680.00 ($872 • €764 rates)


  EUROPE 
 Denmark 

CUSTOS, Dominicus. [A family tree of the Estridsen dynasty of Danish kings]
Reges Daniæ Inclijto et Potentiss: Danæ et Nor:vegiæ Regi/ Christ:iano IV. DD. Augsburg, c.1625. 400 x 250mm.
A stylised family tree of the Estridsen dynasty from Valdemar I the Great, ruler of Denmark 1146-1182, to Christian IV, ruler 1588-1648, with a view of Haffnia ( Copenhagen) behind. It was published in Custos's 'Atrium heroicum' (first published 1602-4), a collection of portraits of the great and good, a forerunner of 'Who's Who'.
[Ref: 14675]    £240.00 ($308 • €270 rates)


 Northern Italy 

CUSTOS, Dominicus. [A family tree of the Dukes of Savoy]
Duces Sabaudiae. Serenniss. Principi Dn: Carolo Emanueli. Duci Sabaudiæ Principi Pedemontis & consecr. Augsburg, c.1625. 540 x 405mm.
A stylised family tree of the Dukes of Savoy, from the father of Umberto I, first Count of Savoy (c.980-c.1048), to Charles Emmanuel I (1580-1630) and nine of his ten children, including his successor, Victor Amadeus I (born 1587, succeeded 1630, died 1637). It is decorated with portraits of Charles and his wife, Catherine Michelle of Spain, and a map of Piedmont marking Antibes, Monaco and Genova. It was published in Custos's 'Atrium heroicum' (first published 1602-4), a collection of portraits of the great and good, a forerunner of 'Who's Who'.
[Ref: 14791]    £550.00 ($706 • €618 rates)


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